Thursday, August 18, 2011

Playing with fabric, and the winner is...

For the Love of Solids

I am thinking and designing.

For the Love of Solids Swap

Playing and testing.

For the Love of Solids Swap - possible palette

With this group of solids, for the Love of Solids [a modern swap]. So you might notice that these are not my usual brighter than bright colours or the sweet Amy Butler pastels from my Mystery QAL blocks. Yet another palette to work with. This one is perfect for use at my cottage which has a garden and sunbleached land as well as beaches and an ocean. I am not exactly sure what it will turn into yet, but I am having fun figuring that out.

More importantly, the winner of my give away to celebrate reaching and exceeding 100 followers and 5 months of blogging is Melissa!

Melissa blogs at A Child of the Wild Blue Yonder, she posts the most amazing blocks on flickr under the name Mama Missa, she is the organizer of the Aqua and Orange Bee that I am in and she is a member of my other online sewing bee, the Twelve Month Quilting Bee. And I would never have met her but for the internet.  I can't wait to see what she makes with that fabric!

Also, her win has restored my faith in random number generators. She was the last entry, which I have been in other contests and I always assumed that meant I had no chance. Look:

I want to thank everyone who reads my blog for the support, encouragement, and inspiration that you have provided me. I am so pleased by how the internet quilting community has helped me to enjoy my quilting journey.  So, again, thank you for being a friend!

I hope to get some actual progress to show you soon, but the garden, the fruit, the beach all are taking more than their share of my time it seems. I have finished making about 48 jars of the plum jam, hopefully there are not that many more to make.




Melissa said...

Oh wow! The first and the last entries usually never win, so I am amazed!

Love the fabrics and the little bag. Thanks so much!

Can't wait to see what you end up doing for the love of solids swap. The colors you've chosen are so soothing.

Debbie said...

Congrats to Melissa AND YOU!

Marg said...

Congratulations to Melissa.
Wow 48 jars, you go girl!

Little Island Quilting said...

Oh great new quilt blog find!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Am loving your beachy palette... and congrats to Melissa!

Sarah said...

Congrats to Melissa! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that bundle, its so nice to see such different colours!

Lynz said...

Congrats, Melissa!! That is a beautiful colourway, Leanne, it's nice to work with something different sometimes. Cannot wait to see what you do with it!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congratulations to Meliissa....enjoy your fabric.

Judith, Belfast said...

Congrats to Melissa! And thanks L for displaying the Bee Blessed button. You're a treasure! More details coming soon. Jxo